We are now in the fantasy daily grind and if you are doing things right, time should have been devoted (in your busy schedule) to read nonstop fantasy articles, keep up with revolving injury news and spend as much time dorking out on the NFL as humanly possible. Make sure you listen to podcasts galore and read as many articles relevant to the players on your roster; the more knowledge you gain, the better off you will be… well, that is the expectation.
Fantasy Football Championships are won in the trenches by staying active collecting player data, making calculated decisions, using waivers to build depth and maintain oxygen levels of your roster. If you have started out 3-0, Kudos to you. If you are on the flip side; either you have been hit with the injury bug, have had some bad luck or you are not making good decisions when setting your lineups and picking up guys from Waiverland. Remember, this is on you and your time is now. Don’t wait until Week 8 to decide that you are gasping for air, gain weekly knowledge by reading my columns and doing your homework. Score as many points as possible, in every position in your lineup… sounds straightforward, doesn’t it.
Here are three ‘Sneaks’ for your Week 4 lineup
RB – Justin Jackson (LAC)
Ownership: 32% ESPN, 32% Yahoo
Weekly Snap Percentage: (has gone up each week)
Week 1 – 25%
Week 2 – 27%
Week 3 – 37%
JJ leads the NFL in yards per carry at 7.9 (18 carries for 142 yards).
Remember, he scored two touchdowns that were called back due to holding penalties.
This week’s match up – Los Angeles Chargers at Miami Dolphins / Bolts are favored by 16
The Dolphins give up an average of 499 yards a game (worst in NFL), 208 yards rushing per game (worst in NFL), have allowed a total of 133 points in three games and 30.7 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs.
Week 3 they let Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard each rush for 100+ yards.
News of Melvin Gordon coming back to the team just might force a good chunk of JJ time in South Florida, Dyn-O-Mite!
WR – Phillip Dorsett (NE)
Ownership: 29% ESPN, 52% Yahoo
Weekly Snap Percentage:
Week 1 – 84%
Week 2 – 49% (Game AB played)
Week 3 – 92% (Gordon at 88%)
So far this season, Dorsett has caught 13 of 14 targets for 183 yards and 3 touchdowns. Brady is becoming confident in his hands and I expect will start feeding him more as we get deeper into the season.
Last 10 games with Brady under center, he has caught 28 of 29 targets (96%).
Edelman should be good to go which benefits Dorsett and frees up looks downfield.
Patriots have outscored Opponents 106-17 so far in three games (averaging 35.3 points per game).
TE – Will Dissly (SEA)
Ownership: 52% ESPN, 75% Yahoo
Weekly Snap Percentage:
Week 1 – 51%
Week 2 – 59%
Week 3 – 55%
Production over past 2 weeks:
Week 2 – Five targets, all caught for 50 yards and two touchdowns
Week 3 – Seven targets, six caught for 62 yards and one TD
This week Russell Wilson and the boys head into The Valley of the Sun to face the struggling Cardinals. The AZ Defense has been horrible versus tight ends so far in 2019.
Week 1 – T.J. Hockenson / Six catches good for 131 yards and a touchdown
Week 2 – Mark Andrews / Eight catches good for 112 yards and a touchdown
Week 3 – Greg Olsen / Six catches good for 75 yards and 2 touchdowns
So that averages to 6.66 catches per game, 106 yards receiving and over a TD. If that were to pan out, 22 points in PPR… sounds good to me.
To sweeten things up more… Fellow Seahawks TE Nick Vannett was just traded to the Steelers, so Dissly’s usage will tick upward. Will he become a feature? Maybe this week against AZ. Remember Russell Wilson torched the Saints for 406 yards in Week 3.
Over\Under is 48, Cardinals average 21.3 PPG. Gonna roll with the numbers here as they jump off the page.
Week 4 is the turning point for many fantasy teams, but the season is long. Stay active as a GM. Send out trade proposals to test the water. Try to find the desperate owners who are already in panic mode and buy low on a piece in their lineup, maybe offer a two for one. Many leagues have been won off of trades as well as picking up a gem on the waiver wire. Remember to watch what players owners are dropping when making waiver claims, sometimes quality players are released out of necessity to field a complete roster.
Your work is never done, too much information to absorb. Good luck in your fantasy leagues and DFS Slates.
Week 4 Ranks Below
Todd D Clark – Fantasy Bro
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